Texas nonprofit replaces police dog killed in Paris attacks

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A Russian police officer holds a puppy, named Dobrynya, as a French police officer smiles before presenting the puppy to French police in the French Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Russian police puppy Dobrynya will take place of a French

A Russian police officer holds a puppy, named Dobrynya, as a French police officer smiles before presenting the puppy to French police in the French Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Russian police puppy Dobrynya will take place of a French (Photo: Pavel Golovkin)

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas nonprofit that trains dogs for police duty will donate a trained dog to the French National Police to replace one killed in last month’s attacks in Paris.

Houston-based K9s4COPs will present the dog to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. Currently, three dogs are being decided on. The Belgian Malinois is to be named Liberte. He is to replace Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian shepherd killed in a Nov. 18 raid in the Parisian suburb Saint-Denis. The raid, in which three people were killed, targeted the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks that left 130 people dead.

Earlier this month, Russian police donated a German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya to the French ambassador in Moscow to replace Diesel. Dobrynya is named for a Russian fairy-tale knight.

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